Pre-order the Iphone XS, XS Max, and XR in Qatar!

Owners of the iPhone 6 or later models can take advantage of a battery replacement program until December.                  Apple

Owners of the iPhone 6 or later models can take advantage of a battery replacement program until December. Apple

Apple has already confirmed that it will start selling the iPhone XR at the end of October, just like it did with the iPhone X past year.

According to a new report, Apple iPhone XR will not be available until late October, possibly due to both software and hardware issue.

Apple has rapidly gained share in the watch market, with connected technology research firm CCS Insight estimating that the tech giant will come close this year to matching worldwide sales of Swiss-made watches, which had shipments of 24 million units in 2017. It's actually wider than the iPhone X-S. And that's about it...from a design perspective. It's now certified as IP68, meaning it can withstand submersion up to two meters for 30 minutes.

I preferred the days when there was just one iPhone - it was simple. That said, at the time of this writing, it sure looks like you'll be able to have your iPhone XS or XS Max delivered by September 21st if you hurry. The giant retailer is featuring the iPhone Xs as the #1 feature on the homepage but without incentive.

Not that much has changed with the camera systems either.

When we get to the rear camera, the hardware between the X and the XS is nearly identical too. The XS and XS Max both have dual 12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras, while the XR has a lowly 12 MP lens - solo, no wide-angle, no telephoto.

The rear-facing camera setup is another section where the two smartphones go in different directions. You can compare them all here.

To justify the prices of X-braded phones, Apple did add a new interface, new sizes and new features. The XS feature Smart HDR pictures, which brings more highlight and shadow detail to your photos. Or are you going to take a seat down out this round of upgrades and depend on lower costs down the road?CNET's Cheapskate scours the internet for big deals on PCs, telephones, objects and heaps extra. The initial iPhone Xs stock will likely sell out quickly.

The flying elephant of the new lot is the iPhone Xs Max, which sounds like it could be a new flavour of Mountain Dew, or perhaps an extreme sport. What's new is that Apple filled out the "forehead" and "chin" area with screen, giving you the whopping 6.5 inches. The GPU now has 4 cores and is 50% faster.

Additionally, Apple says it's the industry's first 7-nanometer chip, contains a whopping 6.9 billion transistors and can perform up to 5 trillion operations per second. In other words, the A12 Bionic absolutely flies.

The iPhone Upgrade Program also includes AppleCare+, Apple's insurance policy.

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